Photo: Wilfred Wong (2013)
I started with the Meiomi, which proved to pretty fine. Ripe, round and smooth, this wine has a lot to offer. Well balanced and fine, this would be a favorite wherever it was poured. Next, I took a liking to the Las Alturas Vineyard. Yup, this was pretty fine, too. A bit firmer than the aforementioned. Now it was time to take a look at the Clark & Telephone. Impressive, yes it was. Loaded with pretty berry aroma and flavors; superior balance and structure; a lot of kudos on the yum scale. Finally, it was me and the Taylor Lane Vineyard. Wow, what a great wine. Made me stand up for a moment, before plopping back into my chair, this is a stunning wine and could easily be one of California’s top Pinot Noirs of the year.
When forced to confront Pinot Noirs, one must never be too shy, just let this varietal take you on its own journey ride! My ride, the magnificent 2010 Belle Glos Taylor Lane Vineyard, started a few months ago and has now come to this…a high rating on my yum scale!